Wells Area Chamber of Commerce

Why join?

    The Wells Area Chamber of Commerce is your business and community advocate. Part of the value of becoming a chamber member is being part of an organization whose goals are to establish successful programs that improve the economic climate and quality of life in the Wells Area.

    Chamber programs are developed to produce a healthy, expanding economy which creates more demand for goods and services. This produces a united effort to improve the overall well-bing of the community and makes the Wells area a great place to live and work.

    The chamber unites businesses and professional firms, thus creating a unique central agency working to improve business and build a better community.

    The goal of the Wells Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote the commercial, industrial, civic, cultural and general interest of our city and region. To accomplish this, action committees explore every avenue and possibility.

    More importantly, the chamber consists of people just like you, who realize that through the chamber, they can accomplish tasks collectively rather than individually.

    The strength of the chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members and creating a pool of resources from which ideas will grow. We want your participation for a better community!


What can the Chamber do for me?

    As a chamber member, your business will gain recognition and respect as one of the community's interested and active businesses which is concerned about the Wells Area.

    Becoming a member of the Wells Area Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities to give back to the community and capitalize on significant member benefits; Serving in this leadership raises your recognition, visibility, and credibility, as well as that of your business.

    The Chamber Bucks program: As a chamber member your business will be able to accept Wells Chamber Bucks for payment. That's money spent only at Chamber Member Businesses!


What is the Chamber?

    The chamber is a not-for-profit organization, supported mainly by private membership investments. The chamber is made up of businesses, professionals, and other civic-minded citizens united to promote a favorable business climate for its members and a healthy community

    As an advocate of the business community, we seek to advance education, support progressive government, and in general, promote the welfare of all citizens to enhance the quality of life in the Wells Area.

    The chamber is the only organization whose business promotes business. A strong united community strengthens and builds the economy.

    The chamber's prosperity depends upon the development of a prosperous, healthy, and happy community. Keeping this community healthy and viable is in your best interests as a business owner, an employer, and a citizen. It's that simple!


We invite you to join with us!

    We can use everyone's time and talents, but if you don't have time to do that we understand. We also need monetary support to keep providing the services we make available to our community and to be able to keep our office open as an information center and business advocate.


Investment Guidelines:


First year membership qualifies for one-time 50% discount

   

Regular Membership: Based on average number of employees during the year. Company owners are to be included in the number of employees. (Two part-time employees = one full time employee)

     0-2 Full Time Employees =      $200.00

     3-14 Full Time Employees =    $250.00

     15-50 Full Time Employees =  $325.00

     51+ Full Time Employees =      $1,300.00


Professional Membership: Any business requiring a license to practice - such as: dentists, doctors, lawyers, morticians, optometrists, pharmacists, veterinarians =  $325.00


Financial Institution Membership: Based on local deposits

     $50.00 per million for first 40 million

     $25.00 per million in excess of 40 million


Associate Membership: Applies to any member of the community not  otherwise engaged in professional or business ventures. The membership applies to the individual as a representative, not to an entire organization. $100.00


Membership dues in the Chamber of Commerce may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Dues paid to the Chamber are not a charitable tax deduction for federal income tax purposes. The Chamber is not a charity, but serves as an advocate organization for area businesses.